Armed Robbery Prompts School Lockdown

The armed robbery of a FedEx truck prompted an elementary school to be locked down this morning.

New Bern police say the robbery happened at the corner of Washington and Simmons streets. J.T. Barber Elementary School was put on lock down for about 40 minutes as a precaution.

The school will dismiss at noon, which was previously scheduled. Extra police officers will be on hand.

Police say they are still looking for the gunman. He is described as a black man, about 35 years old. The gunman is wearing a dark blue hat and a gray sweatshirt.